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Working with Us

Working with outside organizations is the key to moving clean energy technologies into the market, so NREL offers industry, universities, and government agencies opportunities to leverage its research expertise.

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Partner With NREL

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At the Energy Systems Integration Facility, NREL partners with industry and academia to scale up promising clean energy technologies and test how they interact with one another and the grid at utility scale.
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The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at NREL was recently designated a national user facility by the Energy Department, so utilities, industry, and other national laboratories can use the facility to develop their technologies with the added benefit of working hand-in-hand with some of the most expert grid integration scientists and engineers in the world. With the ESIF's megawatt-scale research, development, and testing capabilities, along with high performance petascale computing, there is no better place in the world to tackle today's grid integration challenges.

User facility access to the ESIF is awarded through the review and approval of user proposals, depending on the scientific merit, suitability of the user facilities, and the appropriateness of the work to DOE objectives, and includes a signed user agreement for the facility.

Contact Us

If you would like to partner with NREL at the Energy Systems Integration Facility, fill out a Project Summary Form and email it to Dr. Martha Symko-Davies, NREL's energy systems integration business development manager. NREL will review your project summary for alignment with NREL/ESIF capabilities and contact you to discuss potential partnership mechanisms.